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Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire)

2 Rue Charles-Galland, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
41 0 22 418 26 00
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Ranked #19 of 65 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from ancient Egypt through...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from ancient Egypt through contemporary times.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It was great to see some wonderful artworks as well as to learn about the history of Geneva.The building itself is very beautiful.

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Ithaca, Greece
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I visited the museum solely for the paintings. Not many outstanding pieces, yet the collection is a nice introduction to classical paintings for the novices and a lovely chance to discover new paintings for a museum geek as myself. Seeing all this for free makes it even better.

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San Francisco
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This museum is located in a fine building in the heart of town and offers several floors of exhibits. It felt a bit maze-like to us, and it was not easy to find our way to the parts we wanted to visit, map or not. Thank goodness there was an elevator, because we tired ourselves going up and down all... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a beautiful building and has something for every art enthusiast. In the old town Geneva. Lots of staircases...not sure there is an elevator.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped here on a whim - just happened to pass by it en route to another site. We discovered they were having a temporary exhibit with Rodin's works, including The Thinker and The Accident. The main part of the museum contains Applied Arts on Level 1, Fine Arts on Level 2, Archeology on Level -1 and Regional Archeology on Level... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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452 reviews 452 reviews
219 attraction reviews
933 helpful votes 933 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The best thing about this museum is it's free (regular collections) in a city where prices to see art are outrageous. For me it's greatest downfall is lack of signage in any other languages other than French; this in a city that considers itself as very international. You are on your own unless you get the audio guide which isn't... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Well located, free entrance for the regular collection. Beautiful collection of Swiss paintings and Europeans (Fernand Holder)... Superb local collection of weapons and armories from the 1600's...

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Houston, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I wish I had had more time in this museum, but the Impressionist rooms were absolutely must sees - and it's free!

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Tampa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Free with Swiss pass. Amazing collection. Huge amount of things to see. The temporary exhibit was poorly labeled but the rest of the museum was really good. The place was almost empty which is too bad since it is a great museum. highly recommend!!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This museum has always been a bit of a mystery to me. It has the most wonderful collection, but seems to want to hide! We visit this museum every time we go to Geneva and love seeing the pictures and sculptures that have become like old friends. And each time we wonder why the facilities are so under-developed - what... More 

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